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Sheppys Cider Farm
(3 miles)

Three generations of the Sheppy family have farmed the 370 acres at Three Bridges Farm, weathering the ups and downs of cider-making.  Visit for a glimpse at the Rural Life Museum and for cider tours to discover the inner workings of Sheppy’s cider, but shhhh, it’s a secret!

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary
(12 miles)

Caring for unwanted and abandoned animals for over 75 years, Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset hosts activities and events that contribute towards the charitable running costs of this wonderful facility.  Set in 51 acres, you can visit the ever changing menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, birds, chinchillas and more and have coffee and lunch while you’re there.  The Sanctuary is open seven days a week and all donations are welcome.

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Allhallows Museum
(13 miles)

Honiton is famous for its historic lace industry, and the Allhallows Museum is an homage to some of the highest quality production in the world.  In Honiton’s oldest building, dating back to 1327, it features examples of 16th to early 20th century Honiton lace.  The museum also incudes Honiton pottery, a mid Victorian furnished doll's house; palaeontology; children's toys; war memorabilia, mementos of Allhallows School and the Borough of Honiton; coins and trade tokens.  There are children’s activities when you visit, and lace making tutorials are of course a highlight, helping to keep the craft alive for future generations.  The museum is open from March to October although hours vary so keep an eye on the website.  Admission is free, but it is a charity, so all donations are welcome.

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This was an amazing museum to visit -and you can try your hand at lace making --- highly recommended visit for all ages. A gem of a place...

June 2017



Tiverton Castle
(13 miles)

Dating from 1106 Tiverton Castle was once home to the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and today is a fascinating mix of the remains of the medieval castle and a 17th century country house, all surrounded by beautiful gardens.  Open to the public from Easter Sunday to October 31st.

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Yarak Birds of Prey
(13 miles)

A small falconry centre with owls, hawks, falcons and eagles all set in beautiful Devon countryside.  Learn more about the fascinating world of birds of prey in a range of day and half day experiences along with  handling and flying the birds themselves.  Pre booking essential.

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Café Licious
(Less than a mile)

A large modern café serving good value tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners, along with a range of cakes, teas and coffees. 

Café Licious 15 South St, Wellington TA21 8NR (T: 01823 663095)

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The Garden Café
(Less than a mile)

As the name suggests this café has a large tranquil garden with lots of flowers, plants and outdoor tables.  A great spot to enjoy a coffee or light meal whilst exploring the town.

The Garden Café 17 High St, Wellington TA21 8QT (T: 01823 660896)

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Flavours
(Less than a mile)

A welcoming restaurant housed in an 18th century building with lots of tempting options on the menu.   Open for lunch and dinner. 

Flavours Restaurant 59 High St, Wellington TA21 8QY (T: 01823 662006)

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Coffee#1
(Less than a mile)

The Wellington branch of a local coffee shop chain with cool interiors, comfy seating and a good range of coffees, cakes, juices and snacks.

Coffee#1 17 Fore St, Wellington TA21 8AA (T: 01823 662014)

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The Holywell Inn
(3 miles)

A great pub that feels like you’ve walked into someone’s home with comfy sofas by the fire, cosy corners  and soft lighting - someone’s home with a well-stocked bar and a kitchen serving excellent food cooked to order that is ! Sunday roasts are particularly popular and worth booking.

The Holywell Inn The Holloway, Holywell Lake, Wellington TA21 0EJ (T: 01823 672770)

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Blue Anchor Bay & Dunster
(17 miles)

Long sand and shingle beaches peppered with alabaster rocks that are perfect for finding fossils, Blue Anchor Bay and Dunster Beach in Somerset are adjacent to one another, and are beautiful places to while away the afternoon, whatever time of the year. Dogs are allowed on the beaches all year round, which is a novelty, there are toilets close by, and a pub as well for those lazy lunches after a morning’s stroll.  The West Somerset Railway comes close to the beach, adding an extra layer of interest, and there’s plenty of parking close to both of them as well, which is always a blessing.  The beaches are tidal and can get a little muddy at low tide, so careful not to slip and don’t get caught out when the water comes in!

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Minehead Beach
(19 miles)

Perpetually featured amongst the best beaches in the area, Minehead Beach is in one of Somerset’s busiest holiday areas.  Divided into two sections, The Strand is a wide sand and shingle beach that faces North-to-North West, it looks out across the Bristol Channel towards Wales. Terminus meanwhile is the north-facing part that was almost completely washed away in the early ‘90s.  After a multimillion pound project, a sea wall was completed.  Today it’s an excellent spot for swimming, kite-surfing and windsurfing.  Dog restrictions apply in the summer and there are cafes, restaurants, toilets and shops all close by.

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Seaton Beach
(21 miles)

Seaton Beach is a mile long shingle beach overlooking Lyme Bay in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of East Devon.  The gently sloping pebbles make this an ideal place to take a dip or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding with equipment easily hired on site. 

An esplanade links Seaton town at one end of the beach and the popular Seaton Beach Café at the other. The South West Coast Path runs alongside the beach and a walk to the nearby picturesque village of Beer is a real treat. Dogs are welcome all year.

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Nice place for a seaside stroll, we were a bit disappointed that bikes aren't allowed on the paths and that there are dog restrictions. Pebbly beach so no good for sand castles but we had a nice few hours and lunch and ice cream from one of the nearby cafes.

October 2017



Beer Beach
(21 miles)

A small pebble beach in East Devon, Beer Beach is in a picturesque fishing village that hugs the shoreline.  Parking is a little distance away from the beach itself, which is accessed via a sloping road and steps at the east end.  There’s one large car park that’s around five minutes away on foot, and another smaller one in the centre of the town.  As the beach is such an integral part of the town itself, there are cafes and shops close by, simply by dint of its location.  There are toilets above the beach, so it’s got all the makings of a charming day out for the family in the summer, or somewhere to stroll and have a cup of tea if it’s a bit cooler.  There aren’t any organized activities on the beach, so if you’re bringing the kids then keep that in mind.  Dogs are not allowed on the West part of the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

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Visited one evening. A beautiful beach. You can walk to Seaton on the coast path, if you feel energetic and don't mind a lot of steps. Well worth it due to the stunning views.

May 2017


Beer is a very pretty village!, and the beach is an absolute joy

September 2017



Branscombe Beach
(21 miles)

Nestled into a valley that reaches down to the sea, Branscombe Beach is tucked away on the Jurassic Coast, and is linked to a timeless, magical village of the same name.  Surrounded by woodland and farmland, the area is peppered with thatched houses, a working forge and a restored windmill.  It’s a National Trust location, with a number of charming walks and trails to follow, one of which leads to the Old Bakery tearooms.  The beach itself is a long pebble beach below the village.  It has a large car park close by where there are toilets available, as well as a picnic area. The beach is a haven for fossil hunters and adventurous rock-poolers.  If you want to catch your supper it’s a wonderful place to fish for Mackerel and Pollack, although there is also a restaurant close by. 

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A pretty place down narrow lanes - the village is a must for keen photographers too - loved it!

September 2017


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Toad Hall Cottages

Church Street

Kingsbridge

South Devon

TQ7 1BY

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Polperro

Cornwall

PL13 2RE

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Lyme Regis

Dorset

DT7 3DA

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